Well today started out pretty much like any other day. I got up about 7 and put on the tea. I sat and drank my tea as the sun came streaming over the mountain and flooded the livingroom with it's warm glow. I knew it was going to be a good day! By this time the house started stirring...well Randal did anyway! No kids though...they really weren't too interested in getting up..they would all sleep until 11 or noon if allowed. They're real sleepers! Even when they were small...nobody was up at the crack of dawn, like most children are. This suited me real fine when they were preschoolers!! :) Those were busy days I tell ya. Three kids within 35 months really kept me hopping to put it mildly. Anyway... I deviated there.
Yesterday Lindsay and Courtenay were out picking apples for the afternoon. They want to make some money to help pay for a youth function that they'd like to attend. After picking apples they went over to a friends for a sleep over...these are always late nights...so this morning not too long before we had to pick them up for church Lindsay realized that she wasn't feeling good enough to be teaching her Sunday School class, so asked me to fill in. This was about 45 minutes before church!! I didn't like the idea of no prep but she said.. oh mom, they're only 5 years old!?! So I figured I should be okay...Yeah it went fine...but they wanted me to make up a story to tell them .."cuz that's what Lindsay does".*grin* I had to tell them that I was a really bad story teller and that it would have to come out of a book today...well it all worked out just fine...I think I snowed every one of them! They had no idea that I didn't know what I was doing!! Actually I think they kinda liked it... I asked them what they usually did in their class and they were more than happy to tell me the order of things!
After church we went to the park with some friends and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the warm fall sun. It was so nice if the sun stayed out but that chill is in the air reminding us that winter is not far off! We had a bit of running around to do and then for the evening we went over to a friends house for a farewell party. We have two sets of friends moving away. One couple I've known for almost 15 yrs..Randal has known the husband since birth! They're moving way over to the other side of the continent and down into the States. They're heading to Burlington, Massachussetts. That's a LONG ways away... I don't imagine that we'll ever get over there to visit them. The airfare would be unbelievable. I'm really glad that they'll be coming back for Christmas. His company will pay for one flight up per year...So I guess it's not as sad as it could be...at least we know that they'll be coming back to visit!
The other couple has been coming to our church for just over a year. But they're the kind of people that you feel a quick attachment with. We will really miss them as well.......So it was a bit of an emotional evening.
Onto other things.......well...let's see...what else could I tell you about.....hmm....well....I'm going to have to show you this next thing...
I've started a 54" square quilt. I'm not a really big 'sewer', but I do enjoy it when I get down to it. My girlfriend, Lorraine, and I have started getting together every Monday to do this. What a great thing to do! I'm really enjoying it. I get to spend time with a friend and get something done at the same time. I think it reminds me of the days when I was little and Mom would have the ladies over for "missionary circle". The ladies all got together to make things to send to the missionaries. It was such a nice atmosphere when all the ladies were sitting around sewing and chatting. So yeah, that's my newest project.
I've also been spending a fair bit of time in Janelle's classroom. She's been having a bit of difficulty with school and this seems to really help. She has been having much more success with gettting her work done! I'm realizing that she CAN do it, it's just getting her to do it! Last friday I spent the whole day at school. I did a grade 4 math class then a grade 7 math class then a grade 7 social studies class... by lunch time I was exhausted!! I must say that I really did enjoy it though...I'm almost thinking that I'd like to be a teacher's assistant...the biggest thing that would steer me away from it would be the politics involved. Actually I haven't seriously considered it but after spending time just helping out in those classes, I found that I really enjoyed it!
Anyway....I'm awfully tired and am starting to just ramble on and on... I'm going to say Goodnight! You all take care..and I'm hoping to start posting at least a little bit more regularly! I'll try to get around to visit, hopefully tomorrow night.
:)thanks for stopping by..Heather